|Entrance Into The Nefertari Tomb,|
In The Valley Of The Queens. Thebes, Egypt.
The Valley Of The Queens is located on the Western Bank with the Mountain Of Thebes providing a natural pyramid in the background. It is located on the southern edge of the Theban necropolis. It is about 1 1/2 KM SouthWest of The Valley Of The Kings. Ancient Egyptians called it "Set Neferu" meaning Seat Of Beauty. Only a few of the eighty tombs are open to the public. During the 18th Dynasty princes and queens were buried in the valley, while in the 19th Dynasty only queens were buried here.
Nefertari means "the most beautiful of them all". She was the favorite wife of several of the wives to Ramses II who was one of the greatest of the pharaohs. The tomb of Nefertari is probably the most beautiful of all of the tombs in The Valley Of The Queens. It is a wonderful structure with very unusual decorative motifs and colored scenes showing Nefertari with long transparent flowing garmets and beautiful jewelry. She is shown as a thin waisted woman with a beautiful face. The tomb is decorated with a ceiling of yellow stars upon a blue background representing the heavens.
The Nefertari tomb was discovered by the Italian archeologist Schiaparelli in 1904. It has a long staircase leading from its entrance down into a hall measuring 17 x 17.5 feet. Inside the hall is a rock cut bench and a cavetto cornice to hold funeral items. Unfortunately, rainwater has leached into the tomb over the years and salt deposits have ruined much of the plaster layers in the tomb. Extensive restoration work has been done to the paintings and steps have been taken to stop the leaching.
The Cairo International Airport (IATA: CAI, ICAO: HECA) is the busiest airport in Egypt and is located to the north-east of the city around 15 km from the business area of the city.
Cairo International is the second busiest airport in Africa with over 65 airlines using the Cairo airport (including charter airlines) and 9 cargo airlines. With the assimilation of EgyptAir into Star Alliance in July 2008 the airport has the potential to be a major hub with its positioning between Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In 2008, the airport served 14,360,175 passengers and it is one of the top 100 airports in the world.
The airport handles both domestic and international flights, and is open 24 hours a day.
We suggest flying into Cairo and staying in one of their many fine hotels when touring Cairo and the ruins in the surrounding areas.
We have links on this page that will connect you with flights into Cairo and several of the best hotels in Cairo.
A second option is to fly directly to Aswan.
The Aswan International Airport (IATA: ASW, ICAO: HESN), also known as Daraw Airport, is the airport located in Aswan, Egypt. You can arrange flights directly to Aswan, If you wish.
A third option is to fly directly to Luxor.
Luxor International Airport (IATA: LXR, ICAO: HELX) is the main airport serving the city of Luxor, Egypt. It is located about four miles (6km) east of the city.
Many charter airlines use the airport, as it is a popular tourist destination for those visiting the River Nile and the Valley of the Kings.
After getting a flight and a hotel we suggest asking your hotel concierge to arrange either a car or a tour of the Valley Of The Queens, Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, or the Cairo area. If you call their Concierge Services ahead of your arrival, all of this can be pre-arranged for you.
We do this when traveling in Egypt. It is safe and it works!!! We have never experienced a problem, doing it this way!
Therefore, we have placed links to Priceline.com on this page so you can arrange your flights into and out of the Valley Of The Queens, Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor, Aswan, or the Cairo area; as well as your hotel, when visiting this area.
|The Tomb Of Nefertari|
Of Ramses II.
First Room Has Osiris
Standing On Left
On Left Pillar.
Left Wall Has
Right Wall Has
Of Rising Sun,
|Nefertari Offerings To|
Osiris & Atum.
Protected By Serpant.
(Restored in 1986).
|Thot, Ibis Head.||Column,|
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